Russian-olive - Elaeagnaceae Elaeagnus angustifolia

Foliage

Russian-olive Foliage

Bark

Russian-olive Bark

Fruit

Russian-olive Fruit

Taxonomy

FamilyElaeagnaceae
GenusElaeagnus
Speciesangustifolia
Common NameRussian-olive
iTree CodeELAN

Plant Form

FormTree: twisted trunk and irregular crown
Height30 feet
Spread20 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagenarrow and long, dark green upper with silvery white undersideLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkdark brown with shredding strips; amber resin at wound sites
Budsmall, conical, gray/brown to silveryBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigcurrent year silvery; often thorny; shiny, brown with age
Flowersilver/white small; male and female organs on the same flower (perfect), without petals
Fruitsilvery-white "berry" (drupe)
Fall Colorbrown

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2bMin6.0SoilHigh
Max7aMax8.5SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateHighUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native
Region of OriginEurasia
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